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State police intensify efforts to solve 2018 Colchester homicide

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Colchester — Connecticut State Police on Friday announced a $25,000 reward and said it is working "around the clock" to solve the 2018 killing of James Stone Jr. on the Golden Hill Paugussett Reservation.

Stone was found dead in his trailer on Stanavage Road, state police said in a release. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said the cause of death was shotgun wounds to the chest and lower extremity.

The office of Gov. Ned Lamont and the New London Judicial District State's Attorney's Office are offering the reward "for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible," according to state police.

"The Stone family remains heartbroken over their son's murder which has tremendously impacted the family along with the Colchester community," state police said.

Anyone with information about the fatal shooting should contact state police by calling (860) 896-3230 or (860) 896-3201, or by emailing All information will be kept confidential.


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